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Environmental activists have lambasted a plan by the Indonesian government to use bricks made from coal ash as building blocks for coral transplant projects.

I tallied the waste I created for a month of my thru-hike. It was embarrassing. Now, I know how to begin fixing it.

Thirteen years ago, Congress decided a tax credit for companies that blend biodiesel shouldn’t go to refineries that put just a drop of the alternative fuel’s main ingredient — crops, animal fat and other organic material — into petroleum.

The legislation would increase tax breaks for carbon capture and carbon removal by 70 percent, potentially yielding payouts large enough to wipe out some companies’ income tax bills.

Doing something about climate change every day for a month will help to change your attitude and create momentum for progress.

Poverty and climate change weigh heavily on the lives of many people in El Salvador. Droughts, floods and storms frequently destroy livelihoods. The organization CESTA works to ensure a more sustainable future.

Noam Chomsky has long argued that the roots of the climate emergency, and of our failure to deal with it, reach deep into the capitalist economic system.

The warming of the planet is taking a deadly toll on seabirds that are suffering population declines from starvation, inability to reproduce, heat waves and extreme weather.

More coal use could kill the global effort to curb climate change. And that is what is happening now, at least in energy-starved China and India.

The $465 million "climate-certified" bond California sold for a new building may sound boring, but could be important.

McDonald's has vowed to address the planet-warming problem behind its most popular menu item. But an examination shows the world's biggest hamburger chain hasn't cut the climate impact of its beef.

Experts say it’s important to talk that children understand climate change. But how young should a child be to start that conversation, and how can parents navigate the discussion without frightening them?

Storm Arwen was “an event the likes of which we haven’t seen for 60 years” and the UK needs to be prepared for more extreme weather due to the climate crisis, according to the business secretary, as more than 30,000 homes remain without power.

With west coast salmon populations withering, these researchers are heading for the Great Lakes.

Some scientists suspect Venus was once much like Earth, with a liquid water ocean like the ones that support life on our planet. So what happened?

The global rise in commodity prices is chipping away at the confidence of clean energy analysts, who say they are increasingly uncertain that renewables and batteries can sustain their long-running price declines.

An 11th hour attempt has been launched to try to halt plans by Shell to explore for oil in vital whale breeding grounds along the Wild Coast of eastern South Africa.

“Smart cities” built from scratch have so far failed to live up to their much-hyped promise. Some critics argue that rather than grafting a new city onto the landscape, it is better to integrate high-tech for clean, efficient energy and transportation into existing cities.

To visualize the hellishness of the climate crisis in 2021, look no further than General Sherman, the world’s largest tree, wrapped in fire-resistant foil to protect the legendary giant sequoia from flames burning a path of destruction through the Sierra Nevada.

The global shipping industry is coming under increasing pressure to cut the pollution created by the world's merchant fleet. The effort to reduce ship emissions isn't going well.

what if technologies that are good for the planet, and its citizens, can also bring economic growth? Chemistry & Engineering News profiles 10 startups who see a path to both profits and a better planet.

Informed by the lessons of the pandemic, Alaskans are making investments and using research and design to build a healthier future in rural and remote areas.

The forecasts were dire. An alert system existed. But action came so ‘very, very late’ that a former provincial flood official says there needs to be an independent investigation.

This year, the oxygen-deprived “dead zone” that plagues the Chesapeake Bay every summer was much larger than in 2020, but similar in size with those of other recent years.

Two leading Sámi politicians pay visit to ST1 as opposition to the energy company's Davvi project mounts in the indigenous community.

A new report urges the federal government to quickly set up new rules to push fossil fuels out of Canada’s power grids and funnel more money to energy sources that don’t cause climate change.

Here’s what I’ve learned being up close and personal with the debate.

Internal government documents show Alberta, B.C., Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia worked in opposition to proposed regulations to crack down on contaminated wastewater from coal mines.

A leak of the newest industry PR offensive reveals an effort to steer attention away from pollution and toward the potential of carbon capture.

Wyoming has a momentous opportunity to position itself as the Silicon Valley for nuclear power, Dodson opines.
Will safety and economic problems that shut down similar reactors, Drake wonders, follow the industry to Wyoming?
The state’s first Climate Action Plan, which will guide the state toward meeting required greenhouse gas emissions reductions, will be released on Wednesday.
But Texas oil and gas regulators addressed only part of the problem that led millions of Texans to lose power for days after February’s winter storm, and gas producers likely won’t be required to weatherize until 2023.
Greenhouse gas emissions from European Union countries jumped 18% last spring, according to data from the bloc's statistics office, as all economic sectors released more harmful gases into the atmosphere as they recovered from pandemic shutdowns.
A troubling report finds that one third of sharks are threatened with extinction. How did the team perform this analysis during the pandemic?
As rainfall events become more intense and frequent, fertilizers applied to Midwestern farmland washes away, contaminating waterways near and far.